Racial Justice Resources

“Racism is the opposite of what God intends for humanity. It is the rejection of the other, which is entirely contrary to the Word of God incarnate in Jesus Christ. Racism is a lie about our fellow human beings, for it says that some are less than others. Because of our biblical understanding of who God is and what God intends for humanity, the PC(USA) must stand against, speak against, and work against racism.” – Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)

Presbytery of the Miami Valley is assembling a list of resources to help equip churches to work against racism and seek racial justice:


Pastoral Letter from Leadership Council
A statement from Leadership Council of Presbytery of the Miami Valley regarding systemic racism

Racial Justice Resources from the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)
Includes statements from the PC(USA), worship resources, policy statements, books, studies, etc.

Dismantling Structural Racism
Information and a 21 Day Challenge from Matthew 25 in the PC(USA)

Facing Racism
A Vision of the Intercultural Community Churchwide Antiracism Policy
Resources from the PC(USA) in English, Spanish, and Korean

Presbyterian Women: Racial Equity
Statements and resources from the Presbyterian Women’s Racial Equity Committee

Presbyterian Women: Racism
More resources and information from Presbyterian Women

Stated Clerk of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)
A recorded statement by the Reverend Dr. J. Herbert Nelson, II, Stated Clerk of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), remembering the recent victims of racial violence (May 29, 2020)

Ten films that explore the sin of structural racism

Presbyterian pastor, film critic Edward McNulty recommends seeing or re-visiting these thoughtful films. The Rev. McNulty is pastor of Blue Ball Presbyterian Church, Franklin.